Sunday, December 13, 2015

National Geographic Kids Magazine

We were recently at parent-teacher conferences at my children's school when my son's teacher commented on how remarkable it is that we've taught him all these great animal and geography facts that he shares all the time in class.  She then mentioned asking him how he knew all this trivia and my son told her "from reading National Geographic with my dad."  We have an annual subscription to National Geographic KIDS Magazine and when a new issue arrives in the mail my 6 year old son is always quick to grab it and spend hours flipping through it enjoying the activities, pictures, trivia, and the special extra things they often include like posters or collectible trading cards.  After he's spent some time perusing the magazine, I'll read the more in-depth articles to him and his sister that are still a bit beyond their independent reading level.

The December issue of National Geographic KIDS Magazine included a Funny Fill-In activity page with a "Fast and Flurry-ous" snow theme, 30 Cool Things About Reptiles trivia page, Awesome Animals trading cards, photos of a squirrel snowball fight, and a survey of America's favorite holiday kids' television shows and movies, among other things. The magazine also lets its readers contribute its content with an Art Zone that lets kids send in drawings to be included in the magazine, My Shot section that displays submitted photographs, and Tell Us What You Think which allows children to answer surveys that are used for special segments in future editions of National Geographic KIDS Magazine.

National Geographic KIDS' December issue also included  an overview of 5 smart toys that provide both an entertaining and educational play experience, a story about three orphaned black bear cubs that are being reintroduced to the wild, a profile of Turkey's "Ice" Castle, and the issue's feature article about Snow Leopards. My kids were really awed by the great photos of these big cats from Central Asia that were included in the magazine.

To share our family's enjoyment of National Geographic KIDS magazine, A Geek Daddy has a year long 2016 print subscription of the magazine to giveaway to one lucky reader.  For your chance to win a 10  issue subscription to National Geographic KIDS complete one or both of the following entries by Wednesday, December 23, 2015 before 11:59 pm EST.  Must be a US resident over 18 years old to win.

UPDATE: Congrats to Angela from Springfield Missouri who won our Nat Geo KIDS Magazine giveaway.


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National Geographic KIDS Magazine is recommended for children 6 years old and up who want to find out more about the world around them.  The magazine contains a super blend of photos, fun facts, jokes, games, activities and articles presented in a cheery style, making it perfect for keeping kids' attention. Subscribers receive 10 issues per year filled with content to inspire readers to learn about their world with amazing information about animals, science, technology, archaeology, geography and pop culture. Frequent appearances of animal posters can be found within the pages, as well as high-quality photographs sprinkled throughout the magazine. The addition of games and jokes, alongside other activities such as puzzles and competitions, keeps the subjects light, while still getting across the important facts.

For children under six years old, there is also National Geographic Little Kids Magazine.  This publication is aimed for preschoolers 3 to 6 years old and an annual subscription is 6 issues.  National Geographic Little Kids Magazine features lively pictures, engaging stories, large text, and fun activities with each issue providing parents with imaginative teaching tools.

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  1. These are great learning magazines. I love what the teacher said. Congrats on teaching him so much!

  2. When I was a kid, I loved looking through my dad's National Geographic magazines. I'm sure that sparked some of my wanderlust. Maybe your kids will grow up to be world explorers after exposure to Nat Geo at such a young age!

  3. Love this magazine. How I wish I can get my hand on this too.

  4. We have a subscription. I actually enjoy looking at it. The pictures are cute and fantastic.

  5. That seems like a great way for kids to learn about nature and about the world.

  6. We get National Geographic Little Kids for our boys. They really like looking through it. Subscriptions are a great Christmas gift idea too! :)

  7. We have quite a few of their books and we absolutely love them! I'll have to look into a subscription for my twins' birthday in Feb!